The horrible school shooting that happened this morning in Maryland was yet another reminder of the unacceptable price families across the country are paying for our elected officials’ inaction on guns.
Our hearts are broken for the families that have been impacted. From Columbine to Newtown to Parkland and now Great Mills High School, gun violence in schools continues to be an ever-present threat. Yet every time a mass shooting occurs, our politicians offer thoughts and prayers but fail to take real action to address the problem.
This Saturday, millions of people all over the world will join the Parkland students for the March For Our Lives, an organized protest demanding that we do whatever it takes to finally address gun violence in this country.
The bravery of the young people who are leading this movement is so inspiring. That’s why we’re asking Democracy for America members to join them in the streets.
Are you ready to join the March for Our Lives this weekend? Text MARCH to 33250 now to sign up to attend an event near Asheville.
Not able to attend the march? Chip in $3 or more right now to fuel DFA’s fight to pass meaningful gun reform now.
Text MARCH to 33250
In the aftermath of the Parkland shooting, students have been standing up — and the change we need on gun violence has been happening right in front of us.
Shortly after the mass shooting, the surviving students began vocally fighting for legal changes to ensure that what happened to them would never happen to anyone else. They’ve mobilized millions to sign petitions, make phone calls and even walk out of school to push our elected officials to pass common sense gun reforms.
As an organization, DFA stands in solidarity with students, teachers and everyone who has been or could potentially be victims of gun violence. The movement to prioritize safety by enacting gun reform is growing, and with more than 800 marches scheduled worldwide, Saturday could be the biggest day of action to save lives yet.
Are you ready to hit the streets with students nationwide to fight for common sense gun reforms? Then text MARCH to 33250 to sign up for a March for Our Lives event near Asheville.
Can’t make it to the march on Saturday? Pitch in $3 or more to support DFA’s work to pressure our elected officials to take action on gun violence now.
We cannot afford to let this problem persist any longer. Thanks for taking action now.
Carson Malbrough, Organizing Intern
Democracy for America